May Lin Tao

Clinical Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Practitioner)

Co-Medical Director of Henry Mayo Medical Center

Director of Clinical Operations, Regional Radiation Oncology Clinics

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May Lin Tao, MD MSHS, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology (Practitioner) at the Keck School of Medicine. She serves as co-medical director of the Keck Medicine of USC/Henry Mayo Cancer Center in Santa Clarita and is lead physician for its state-of-the-art Radiation Oncology clinic. She specializes in the treatment of diverse cancers with radiation therapy, including breast, prostate, brain, lung, rectal, head and neck and skin cancers and is skilled in advanced techniques like Volumetric Arc Therapy and Stereotactic Ablative Radiation therapy.

A graduate of Yale, Dr. Tao received her medical degree at New York University School of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society. She completed her residency at Harvard Medical School’s Joint Center for Radiation Therapy and earned a master’s degree in Health Service Research at UCLA School of Public Health. For her work on quality of life and survivorship in pediatric and breast cancer patients, she is the recipient of several grant and fellowship awards from the American Society for Radiation, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Radiological Society of North America, and the American Cancer Society.

Dedicated to advancing the field, Dr. Tao has run numerous clinical trials, consulted for RAND Corporation, and published dozens of scientific articles. She is a sought-after medical spokesperson, moderator and workshop leader at community and professional events for advances in cancer treatment and cancer-related quality of life. Foremost a clinician and passionate patient advocate, Dr Tao strives to deliver the latest evidence-based care through an approach that is both sensitive and personalized to her patients’ needs and desires.